3 Ultimate Ways To Watch The Northern Lights

The Northern lights or Aurora Borealis is a magical natural phenomenon that thousands of people make a trip to see each year. You need to see it to truly believe in it’s undeniable beauty. With so many locations to see this incredible natural performance, it can be tricky to find the right one for you. Here are three ultimate ways you can watch this amazing show, which will make the experience even more memorable.

Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis at the Glass Igloo Hotel in Kakslauttanen, Finland
Photo by: PROKelvin Lim

1. By Husky Sledge
Why not chase the northern lights with your own team of huskies. Imagine an afternoon of exploring forests and mountains covered in crisp white snow and ending the day under the Aurora Borealis. This is definitely the choice for you if you are an adventure seeker. Not only will you get to explore the local landscape, but you will also witness the Northern lights from a unique vantage point. Let your guide tell you the best places to go to watch the lights unfold. No matter how cold you are feeling, you’ll soon forget all about it. The husky team will feel like family by the end of the day. This is a truly unforgettable experience that you really shouldn’t miss.

2. By Glass Igloo
If you would prefer a bit more comfort and warmth while watching the lights, why spend the night in your own glass igloo. This is an amazing experience for families, friends and couples. You’ll feel comfortable and cosy inside these wonderful structure. Lie back under the twinkling night sky and watch the lights until you fall asleep. This is very popular tourist option for watching the lights so make sure you book well in advance to avoid disappointment. You can enjoy a wonderful hot chocolate and relax in this winter wonderland.

3. From the sky
If you think you need to book an expensive holiday to see the Northern lights, you would be greatly mistaken. Many airlines now specialise in Northern Lights tours from the air. This is a much better option if you want to see this spectacular on a budget. Viewing the lights from an aeroplane is a spectacular option and you’ll find out plenty of interesting information.

The times of these evening tours will vary from company to company. The tours can usually take up to three hours, which means you get plenty of time of pictures. Remember that the Northern Lights are not guaranteed and cannot be predicted. Some places will experience the lights more than others. Read other tourists reviews and look at their photographs if possible. This will give you a good indication of which tour guides to book with and in which areas. A good tour company will have other things on offer to keep your entertained should the lights not appear. This might include local knowledge about the area you are visiting and the history of the lights.

There are so many ways to witness this beautiful spectacle. Spend time considering your budget and possible options. Whether you choose camping in Canada or staying in a hotel in Finland, It’s definitely something you will remember forever.

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About Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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